02 Feb 2018

An exciting year ahead

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Royal Air Force, a major milestone for all those with links to the service.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust will be playing its part in the celebrations as well as staging a number of local events and commemorations.

More details will be announced on the events below as they become available, but for now, make sure you put the dates in your diaries!

Sunday 1 April

Easter Day Act of Remembrance  to mark centenary of the Royal Air Force, 2pm.

Thursday 5 April

Re-opening of Hunting Lodge following its transformation into a library and resource centre and unveiling of refurbished squadron badges around the base of the National Memorial to the Few, 10.30am

Saturday 14 April

Family fun afternoon to welcome the RAF 100 Baton on its tour of RAF-linked sites on the south coast. Free drawing workshop, an Act of Remembrance at 3pm, a photo call with the Aston Martin carrying the baton (accompanied by eight other Aston Martins) and other activities. From 2pm.

Sunday 1 July

Memorial Day, the Trust’s annual commemoration, featuring an Act… Read more

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19 Mar 2020

Site to remain open but hours restricted

The Trust has confirmed that the Battle of Britain Memorial will remain open for the time being but will introduce new restrictions to keep staff and public safe during the coronavirus alert. The car park at the site will be open from 9am to 5pm each day, while The Wing, which houses the shop, first […]… Read more

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13 Mar 2020

Site update – Coronavirus

The Battle of Britain Memorial is open as usual, but given the increase in cases of Covid-19 across Europe we would like to reassure you that the health and safety of our visitors and staff is our utmost priority. We are in close contact with UK authorities to ensure we have the latest information, and […]… Read more

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25 Nov 2019

Farewell to tireless Life Vice President

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has paid tribute to a long-serving Trustee and friend of the charity who has died at the age of 85. Robert Neame CBE – generally known as Bobby – was a Life Vice President of the Trust who joined as a Trustee in January 2001 and remained a tireless […]… Read more

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19 Jul 2019

Battle of Britain Oddities by Andy Saunders

Guest Speaker Andy Saunders will be presenting a talk entitled “Battle of Britain Oddities” when he joins us for our next Sunday afternoon special event on 28 July 2019 in the Geoffrey Page Centre at The Wing (2.30pm). Andy is an author and researcher from East Sussex who specialises in military aviation history, with emphasis […]… Read more

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10 Jun 2019

Musical tribute to the men of D-Day

Gleaming Rolls Royces and fantastic tunes created a great backdrop for visitors to the Memorial on Sunday. Even the weather stayed fair as Folkestone Rock Choir and the talented young musicians of the Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra (KYJO) entertained the crowds at the clifftop site at an event that celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day. […]… Read more

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16 May 2019

Return of the Rovers

For the sixth year in succession, the Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne has been chosen as the muster point for the annual charity run to the continent organised by Kent Land Rover enthusiasts. It means a great chance to see between 40 and 50 classic Land Rovers registered between 1948 and 1975, although fans of these splendid […]… Read more

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1 Jan 2019

Dates for your diary

We’re planning another super series of Sunday afternoon talks to brighten up a number of otherwise dull February and March Sunday afternoons. Over the past couple of years we have earned a great reputation for inviting top quality guest speakers to the Geoffrey Page Centre, part of our dramatic, Spitfire-wing shaped visitor centre, every spring […]… Read more

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8 Nov 2018

Saying a fond farewell to Tom and Eileen

Friends, family, and the wider ‘family’ of the Royal Air Force gathered at St Clement Danes Church in London on Thursday (8 November) to bid farewell to Wing Commander Tom Neil, DFC*, AFC and his wife of 69 years, Eileen. Eileen, who was stationed at RAF Kenley as a plotter during the Battle of Britain […]… Read more

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16 Apr 2018

Red 10 leads impressive fleet of Aston Martins to Capel-le-Ferne

More than 40 gleaming Aston Martins of all ages, styles and colours joined the unique Red Arrows-themed Red 10 when it brought the RAF100 Relay baton to the site on Saturday. The spectacular procession of cars was greeted by a large crowd of sports car enthusiasts and RAF suporters who enjoyed warm sunshine as they […]… Read more

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